Mountain Mahogany Shaving Brush. Because it is not commercially harvested, mountain mahogany is hard to come by. In fact, its collection is strongly discouraged by land management agencies, except when they are doing vegetation management work. That's where my current and rapidly dwindling stock came from--a fire fuels reduction effort near Reno, NV.
Mountain Mahogany is a joy to work. It is very hard and durable and takes a terrific finish. This piece has a little spalting in it, so the variation in color is really nice. Sanded to a sheen with 1500 grit sandpaper (ultra fine) and finished with multiple coats of tung oil.
As with all my shaving brushes, the brush head itself is made from the best silver-tipped badger hair money can buy. The brush head is absolutely top of the line and is about 2 1/2" tall and wide.
Handle is approx. 3" long x 1 1/4" diameter; overall length about 5 1/4".